Hope you are all hanging on out there in these difficult times. We had a family funeral yesterday – my lovely father-in-law died a few weeks ago. We were privileged to be there with him at the hospital when he passed away in February, and yesterday we said our goodbyes at a funeral which was very different to the one we had planned, a small affair and with no hugs or handshakes. It made a sad day even sadder – what strange days these are.
I will dwell on it no longer here though – at QVC we are trying to keep things as normal as possible for as long as we can, with the help of stringent health and hygiene measures, and I am so grateful for my friends and colleagues and everyone’s “the show must go on” attitude which is brightening our days at work. I hope we can make your days a little brighter too, and give you a little respite from everything that is going on, for now at least.
I am still taking refuge in running, even though of course the race I have been training for has now, like everything else, been postponed. Getting out into the hills for fresh air and exercise (no people; social distancing TICK!) is such a great comfort. My garden too is providing comfort, and instead of socialising over the next however long, I can hopefully get out there and continue to whip it into shape!
The lawn needs some attention and our QVC gardening guru Richard Jackson is launching a Today’s Special Value offer on Sunday which has come at the perfect time. His Weed, Feed and Moss Killer is a one-application treatment to feed the grass and kill moss and common weeds like dandelions, white clover and creeping buttercup, all at the same time. The 5kg tub will treat a lawn of up to 250 square meters, and the ideal time to use the product is between April and early September, so I can’t wait to get started! Just need a dry day…
Looking ahead to next week, another Today’s Special Value offer to draw your attention to. On Tuesday 24th it’s a pair of straight leg trousers from Mr Max which come in short, regular and (hurray from me!) tall options and five colours: blue, black, ivory, light grey and lilac. These are a real wardrobe staple.
I hope you can continue to join us as we continue to bring you our live programmes and, we hope, to entertain and distract you a little. We appreciate your support so much – stay safe.